Cedar Falls High School Senior Agatha Fenech will serve as a National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador. As one of 51 youth ambassadors, Fenech will receive funding and training to lead an initiative to raise awareness about the health and community benefits of locally grown produce. Fenech was selected through a competitive application process based on the quality of her project proposal and its potential to creative substantive, large scale change that benefits young people in Cedar Falls.
Youth ambassadors receive one thousand dollars to develop the service project along with ongoing training and guidance. Her work begins later this month when she travels to Washington D.C. for meetings with the other winners and members of Iowa's Congressional delegation.
The garden will be tilled yet this fall and be planted with cover crops.